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Section 78.1 of the Highway Traffic Act(HTA)

No person shall drive a Motor Vehicle on a highway while holding or using a hand-held wireless communication device.

You cannot talk, text, operate or hold a cell phone while operating your Motor Vehicle, even if you are at a Red light or Stop sign. The only exception is when a vehicle is parked in a designated parking spot or the phone is securely mounted or fastened to the vehicle (not hand -held) and you are speaking through Bluetooth or a speaker.

Ontario’s Distracted Driving Law

  • Section 78.1 of the Highway Traffic Act(HTA) – only applies to drivers using hand-held electronic devices.

As of January 2020, the minimum penalty rose $490.00 to $615.00. If you fight the ticket and lose, upon your first conviction, the fine can range from $615.00- $1000.00 plus a three-day suspension of your Driver’s License.

Penalties for Driver’s with G Licences:

Further convictions may result in more severe penalties. For instance:

  • A 3-day suspension on the first conviction plus 3 demerit points. This may include a fine of up to $1,000.00 if a summons is received.
  • A 7-day suspension on the second conviction plus 6 demerit points. This may include a fine of up to $2,000.00 if a summons is received.
  • A 30-day suspension on the third conviction plus 6 demerit points. This may include a fine of up to $3,000.00 if a summons is received.

Driver’s holding a G1, G2, M1 or M2 license will face similar fines, points, and longer suspensions:

  • A 30-day suspension on the first conviction.
  • A 90-day suspension on the second conviction.
  • A cancellation of your licence and removal from the Graduated Licensing System upon the third conviction.

We recommend taking your matter to trial and challenging the officer’s evidence against you. By relying on our extensive knowledge and expertise, we are here to help you achieve the best results possible. Let us fight for your legal right to avoid convictions, high fines, and license suspensions.

Our aim is to save you from the various legal issues that may arise from a possible conviction of Distracted Driving.

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